India has sent the first tranche of humanitarian aid comprising medicines, medical equipment and other relief materials to war-torn Ukraine via Poland. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla confirmed the development in a press briefing on Operation Ganga.
Shringla said, “A flight left this morning having the first tranche of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine through Poland. The consignment comprised of medicines, medical equipment and other relief materials.” He added that another flight on Wednesday will carry the second consignment via Poland.
MEA sources told news agency ANI that two tonnes of humanitarian aid including medicines, blankets, tents, tarpaulin, protective eye gear, water storage tanks, sleeping mats and surgical gloves have been sent to Ukraine. Ukrainian envoy Igor Polikha thanked India for sending humanitarian aid to his country.
India decided to send relief supplies to Ukraine to help it deal with the humanitarian situation along its borders due to the Russian invasion.
(With agency inputs)
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